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editor's letter Ultimate guide to Africa TCB Media PO Box 11273, Hatfield, 0028 Tel: +27 861 THE MAG Fax: +27 88 012 346 2367 mail@tcbmedia.co.za Produced for Under African Skies 7635 E Krall Street Scottsdale AZ, 85250 USA +1 414-306-2539 Managing director & publisher Bernard Hellberg | bernard@tcbmedia.co.za

New Year’s resolutions have a bad rap. Sure, most of us do not end up learning to play jazz flute or never again picking our nose in the car, but what about those resolutions that are not as challenging to observe – the ones that enhance our lives by necessitating a certain joie de vivre rather than certain deprivation? As if we weren’t already steadily going through the bucket list this side, we decided to investigate a few offerings that may prove helpful in fulfilling some of our more enjoyable resolutions this year. While American comedian Pete Holmes describes New Year’s resolutions as the word “stop” written above everything we did on New Year’s Eve, we argue that the complete opposite could also make for a most pleasant year. We were so inspired by the fantastic bubbly we popped open as the clock struck 12 that we went out of our way to offer a bumper wine section in this edition. The food we enjoyed on the evening was so good that we decided to find out where we could learn to make it ourselves. The weather was so balmy that we resolved to spend more time

on the beach, featuring one of our alltime favourite island escapes by way of inspiration should you wish to do the same. In short, “more memorable moments” is our mantra for 2015. If we can’t achieve that flying over the Twelve Apostles in a helicopter or wooing our significant others on a five-star romantic bush getaway, we probably never will. And if the hedonism of it all becomes too much, we would happily head back to our cover destination, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, to restore our bodies and minds while disappearing back into the awe-inspiring natural splendour from which all else arises. Have a great 2015!

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A Wild Romance The five-star Tau Game Lodge in the Madikwe Reserve bordering Botswana (a mere four-hour drive from Johannesburg) is offering true value for money for Valentine’s next month. The February 2015 package costs R14,400 per couple sharing for two nights, and includes accommodation with three meals and two game drives per day, drinks and snacks on game drives, and a 30-minute back and neck massage for two in the Tau Spa Oasis. To take advantage of the special simply quote Tau Valentines 2015 when making your reservation. www.taugamelodge.co.za

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Bring your sweetheart and your picnic blanket and enjoy a concert in the great outdoors with Watershed at Cascade Country Manor this Valentine’s Day. Drink in the breathtaking views of the Paarl winelands and treat your taste buds to delicious fare while listening to the award-winning talent of Craig Hinds and his band. Borage Bistro, as well as Cascade’s very own Chef Volker and his culinary team, will prepare mouth-watering platters, and various food and drink stalls will also be on offer. To book visit www.cascadefalls.co.za.

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From 30 January to 1 February, visitors to the Stellenbosch Wine Festival will again be able to experience the very best of what this popular region has to offer – world-class wine, delicious food, great music, striking art, and the breathtakingly beautiful natural environment of the Boland. Presented by Pick ‘n Pay, the 2015 festival will offer an innovative familyfriendly format held for the first time at the Coetzenburg grounds. Tickets are available through www.webtickets.co.za.

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Cederberg Luxury Seated at the foothills of the majestic Cederberg Mountains just 270km north of Cape Town, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat is a place of ancient and untamed beauty. Text & Images Š Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat

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ummer is a magical time at this ecological oasis with its lush green lawns and indigenous gardens framed by a staggering landscape crafted from jagged rock formations, open plains and crystal clear rock pools, stretching out across 7500 hectares. This award-winning hotel in the family-run Red Carnation Hotel Collection group sets the scene for an authentic luxury travel experience, defined by its signature warm, caring service and exceptional hospitality. This is perfectly complemented by the tranquil setting that is therapy in itself, extending a Spa wellness experience deeply rooted in Nature. There is plenty of outdoor action, including guided rock art walks, nature drives, mountain biking, canoeing and swimming in rock pools, though an essential part of the charm is to simply do nothing but soak up the magic of this ancient land, from the privacy of your own private patio. Koro Lodge is a gorgeous luxury villa located in the

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heart of the reserve. This jewel in the crown of Bushmans Kloof’s luxury accommodation is situated about 4km from the main lodge, and ticks all the boxes for an exclusive wilderness stay for guests travelling with family and friends. Children of all ages are welcome all year round. It’s a wonderful place to enjoy quality time together, and with the services of a private chef, host and a guide with game viewing vehicle you are free to plan your own itinerary as you wish. This erstwhile farmhouse comfortably sleeps up to four adults and four children and offers flexible accommodation options with two beautifully appointed suites and a fun loft bedroom for small kids. Additional guests can also be accommodated in the specially equipped games and entertainment room with two single beds and bathroom. This home-away-from-home exudes an air of comfort and luxury throughout, created by the natural fibres, earth tones and traditional South African finishes that appeal to


Bridge House is a globally relevant and sustainable learning community, realising each individual’s potential to lead, innovate and serve with confidence in a changing world. Situated in a magnificent, safe country setting close to Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands, this well-established, independent day and boarding school is attended by over 750 boys and girls from Playschool to Grade 12.

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Enjoy a complimentary night's stay at Koro Lodge when booking for three nights and linger a little longer in a timeless world of luxury and comfort, among the wide open plains. The all-inclusive rate includes all meals and beverages, room service, laundry and valet, and variety of enriching and exhilarating lodge activities. Also included is a Private Host, Chef and Guide allocated for the duration of stay. High Season rate for four adults and four children is R18 475 per night (valid from 6 January to 31 March 2015). every aesthetic. This is complemented by the latest modcons of 21st century living, ranging from wi-fi, flat screen TV's and DVD's, cable channels, cd’s and a music system, to family games, under-floor heating, air-conditioning and a fireplace in the living room. The open-plan living space has wonderful indoor and outdoor dining areas and the large terrace is the perfect place to take in the breathtaking vistas onto the reserve, after a refreshing dip in the private infinity pool. Bushmans Kloof is an internationally acknowledged conservation success story, basing its entire business ethos on preserving the precious natural environment, for which it was voted one of the World’s Best Ecolodges by National Geographic Traveler magazine in 2009. Over 130 unique, ancient rock art sites – some dating back up to 10 000 years, lend the reserve a mystical energy, the dedication of this team to preserving these for future generations earned it the status of a South African Natural Heritage site. Bushmans Kloof forms part of the Cederberg Wilderness Area, which is part of the Cape Floral Region. Harbouring no dangerous predators, it is a 18

sanctuary to many indigenous plants, animals and birds, including the endangered Cape mountain zebra, Cape clawless otter and Clanwilliam yellow fish. Community outreach is integral to the Bushmans Kloof ethos, and it invests in experiential education to transform the lives of young people from the local community, through projects like Footprints of the Future. Most recently it joined the global social responsibility project, Pack for a Purpose, an initiative encourages guests to save just a couple of kilos of space in their luggage to bring some supplies with them to better the lives of local children and families. Executive Chef Floris Smith is the creative maestro behind the world class gourmet experience offered at the lodge. His beautifully plated culinary creations are served at spectacular dining venues on the reserve, with fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs from Bushmans Kloof’s own organic garden regularly on the menu. He is a master at capturing the flavours of the region, integrating the indigenous Rooibos and Fynbos plants that grow in abundance in and around the reserve.


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hamwari Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape and sister property Sanbona Wildlife Reserve near Cape Town, in conjunction with GOLD Restaurant and Stir Crazy Cooking School, have opened two unique cooking school experiences aptly named COOKING WILD. Open all year, COOKING WILD presents the opportunity to learn to cook or perfect your skills whilst enjoying the best of the African bush on a Big 5 safari in a choice of two unique locations. During this culinary experience, guests will enjoy educational game drives, bush lunches and hone their culinary skills at a luxury lodge, with the final evening culminating in a bush dinner. The experience runs for either five days (four nights) or seven days (six nights) and is open to guests from 12 years of age upwards. The experience includes accommodation, meals and game drives as well as the ingredients required for the

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cooking course. House wines will also be served with all meals at no extra charge, with premium wines and other spirits available for purchase. One cooking experience (minimum two guests) will take place at each game reserve per month, with additional dates available for groups of six or more, subject to availability. Sanbona Wildlife Reserve’s cooking school can accommodate eight guests, and Shamwari Game Reserve’s can cater for 12. The cooking focus at the locations varies, as each is influenced by local customs, ingredients, cultures and traditions. As examples, guests will learn to master the tagines of Morocco, the spices of Zanzibar, the curries of the Cape, and open fire cooking under the African sky, to name just a few. A certificate of completion will be presented on the last day of the unforgettable experience. For more information visit www.cookingwildsafaris.com.


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his summer, The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is offering a unique and glamorous lunch option that includes an exhilarating helicopter flight to the hotel. The perfect way to celebrate a special occasion, impress a date or spoil someone special, the Two Flights Experience’ lunch package includes a three course gourmet select menu at Azure Restaurant and a flight of three wines selected by the resident sommelier. The deal includes a one-way helicopter flight from the V&A Waterfront to the hotel, as well as a hotel transfer by vehicle back to the V&A Waterfront. Guests are whisked away in a private helicopter and arrive in style at the Twelve Apostles Hotel’s helipad after a scenic flight offering views of Robben Island, Clifton, Lion’s Head and Camps Bay. The delicious meal is prepared by Executive Chef Christo Pretorius in the award-winning restaurant. The world-class service and awe-inspiring Atlantic Ocean views combined with the beautiful interior and superior food and wine makes for a truly memorable Cape experience. 22

Choices include Chef Christo’s signature prawn dhal with creamed cauliflower, cumin yoghurt, pineapple chutney, hydrated sultana and verjuice; the fresh catch of the day served with a dill pancake, malay spiced butternut, caramelized garlic, mung beans, confit baby fennel, and curried veloute; and the spectacular Twelve Apostles Vanilla Crème Brûlée to round the experience off on a sweet note. For more information visit www.12apostleshotel.com.


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On the northwest coast of the Indian Ocean paradise of Zanzibar lies Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa, a five star retreat that sprawls over 10 hectares of prime beachfront location.

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anzibar’s rich cultural heritage is evident in the architecture of the resort’s buildings, which are a delightful mix of Arabic, African and European styles. The surrounding tropical gardens bring everything together, so much so that the buildings appear to emerge from the natural landscape rather than stand apart from it. Inviting wooden steps lead straight from the resort to the soft sands of Nungwi Beach, considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Zanzibar. The absence of strong tides here allows guests to swim, snorkel or kayak in the crystalclear jade waters with ease. The resort features 100 private, peaceful and luxuriously appointed oceanfront suites, each with a private balcony affording views of the lush gardens and majestic sea beyond. Seventy-four of these are Luxury Junior Suites, which have, in addition to the just-mentioned balcony, a spacious bathroom featuring a practical and innovative dressing room. Thirteen are more spacious Prestige Junior Suites located in the corners of the resort and offering guests extra living space, private balconies and terraces, as well as spacious bathrooms with dressing areas. An Exclusive Privileged Area with direct access to the 26

garden beach, butler service, 24-hour room service, packing services, and complimentary a la carte dining houses seven Luxury Superior Junior Suites opportunely located adjacent to the resort spa, and two large Luxury Jacuzzi Suites with one or two bathrooms, Jacuzzi and large balcony. The Jacuzzi Suites include a large sofa bed in a separate, spacious living room, and can accommodate up to four guests. Further elevating the offering are three Prestige Beach Villas, each complete with two bathrooms, a separate living room, a private infinity pool, a covered balcony, and a large terrace. The crème de la crème of the Hideaway accommodation options is the 320 m2 Presidential Ocean Front Villa, which comprises three unique suites that can either be booked separately or together. The Presidential Villa provides VIP guests with a large private pool, Jacuzzi, stretching private terrace, spacious living and dining areas, and two mosaic-adorned outdoor shower rooms. Regardless of which type of accommodation chosen, all Hideaway guests will enjoy the modern five star conveniences of satellite TV, CD/DVD player, super king beds, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, and climate controlled air conditioning, to name just a few.


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culinary journey transports guests across the plains of the Serengeti and farther into Africa, and includes a diverse range of dishes. Open for dinner, Carnivorous & More is not just for meat lovers – a range of interesting fish, seafood and vegetarian alternatives is also available. Open throughout the day and late into the evening, the resort’s Sunset Bar is located next to the swimming pool and offers a comprehensive beverage selection including exotic Zanzibari-inspired cocktails. A sumptuous afternoon tea is served daily, accompanied by a range of Tanzanian loose-leaf teas and herbal infusions. A lunchtime snack menu is also available around the swimming pool. Situated above Sunset Bar, Horizon Terrace Cigar & Shisha Lounge is the perfect place to watch the sun setting over the island. Sporting a relaxed environment and welcoming couches, the lounge boasts an excellent selection of cigars, shishas, wines, and spirits. Offering a much-needed escape from the midday heat, the Makuti Beach Bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a refreshing cocktail or cold drink. A snack menu is also available over the lunch period. There is also plenty to occupy children visiting the resort. The Hide & Seek Kids Club is a complimentary service for

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Complimentary in-room refreshments including fresh fruits and bottled water as well as conveniences the likes of chauffeured golf buggy transportation and Internet access complete the experience. Dining at Hideaway of Nungwi is a lavish affair. The main Aqua Restaurant overlooks the beach and offers both indoor and al fresco dining. A generous buffet is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, making the most of Zanzibar’s abundant tropical fruit and vegetables, spices and herbs, and delicious fresh seafood. Live cooking stations offer freshly made pizza and pasta as well as Asian wok-fried dishes cooked to order. On some evenings, themed buffets are served under the African sky at the swimming pool. Located next to Aqua Restaurant and open for dinner, Ishi-Teppanyaki Restaurant features the best of Oriental cuisine, including the freshest of sushi and sashimi and a teppanyaki counter where guests can dine while watching the chef at work. Specialising in exotic meats cooked over charcoal, Carnivorous & More restaurant offers a taste of all things African. A variety of meats are prepared, including springbok, ostrich, impala, crocodile, and wildebeest. The

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children between the ages of four and 12. Trained staff entertain children with a variety of different activities, such as cooking and special “mocktail” lessons. Complimentary in-suite babysitting is also available on request. For those lucky enough to find themselves on business in the island paradise, the conferencing facilities at Hideaway of Nungwi include two executive board rooms perfect for business meetings, training sessions or small private gatherings of 10 to 14 people, and a large ballroom seating up to 140 guests and suitable for any kind of event. The ultimate relaxation and restoration destination, The Hideaway Spa & Health Club aims to achieve a true synergy of mind, body and soul through an extensive and unusual range of spa services tailored to guests’ personal needs. These include hammam, hydrotherapy, and body and beauty treatments using pure natural Healing Earth products that harness the power of Africa’s rich natural resources. Touch therapies include everything from hot stone and deep tissue to Thai and Lomi Lomi massage. Body scrubs and wraps invigorate the body, and hydrating, balancing and stimulating facial treatments cater for a range of different skin types and concerns. A variety of head-to-toe packages is available for those looking for a comprehensive therapeutic experience. Guests can also make use of a central relaxation area with Jacuzzi, pool, state-of-the-art fitness centre, personal trainers, and yoga classes – all at no extra cost. When not restoring body and mind at the spa, Hideaway guests have at their disposal a number of complimentary resort activities, including the use of the Internet café, pool table, library, board games, 28

table tennis, tennis court, and 50 m infinity pool. The Hideaway Water Sports School is run by a team of professionals who are able to facilitate a variety of waterbased activities for adventurous guests. These include kite surfing, snorkelling, windsurfing, kayaking, and PADIaccredited scuba diving courses. The diverse aquatic life off Zanzibar’s coast includes turtles and dolphins, as well as occasional humpback whales and whale sharks. The island’s magnificent 20+ dive sites promise excitement and adventure for divers of all abilities. For those who want to explore the island beyond the (spectacular) confines of the resort, the Hideaway Tours & Excursions Office can assist in arranging visits to historical Stone Town, the vibrant cultural heart of Zanzibar and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other trips include a “sea safari” including lunch on a beautiful sandbank, trips to the Jozani Natural Forest Reserve (home to the rare Red Colobus Monkey), tours to the Spice Plantations, visits to Prison Island (ideal for snorkelling and spotting giant turtles), and cultural trips to ruins of Persian baths and Omani palaces. Located just 55 minutes from the airport and the capital of Stone Town, Hideaway of Nungwi is the perfect Zanzibar destination for couples, families and friends. Accommodation is available on an all-inclusive or a halfboard basis, catering for travellers’ different needs. Hideaway of Nungwi is a Leading Hotels of the World property, and a member of the Emerald Collection, a group that aims to set new standards of luxury in Zanzibar through its unique, five star resorts. For more information visit www.hideawaynungwi.com.


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ituated on the southern slope of Simonsberg in the Stellenbosch wine region, Uitkyk Wine Estate creates a range of accomplished wines that reflect the allure and magic of its rich history. The elegant Glass Memoires Cap Classique is a classic blend of 51% Chardonnay, which imparts body and complexity, and 49% Pinot Noir, which brings a minerality and flintiness to the blend. The Chardonnay vineyard is 14 years old and planted 262 m above sea level. The Pinot Noir vineyard is a 25-year-old block planted on a slope 326 m above sea level. Both vineyards are trellised on a low five-wire canopy and receive supplementary drip irrigation. The grapes were harvested by hand in January 2011. Whole bunch pressing was done after cooling, and no skin contact was allowed. After an overnight settling period, clear juice was inoculated with pure Prisse de Mousse yeast culture and fermentation was completed in three weeks. Twelve percent of the wine was fermented in older 300 litre French barrels, and 65% of it went through malolactic fermentation to bring more balance and complexity to the final product. In August 2011 the base wine was bottled with added yeast and sugar for the secondary fermentation in the bottle to create the beautiful fine bubbles. Thereafter the wine was left on the lees in the bottle for 25 months before the lees was removed in the traditional method of remuage and degorgement in September 2013. No sugar was added to the dosage, thus creating an extra Brut MCC. For more information visit www.uitkyk.co.za.

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oland Cellar is proud to announce the release of its highly anticipated Reserve No. 1 Chenin Blanc Unwooded 2014. The 2014 vintage maintains the Chenin Blanc excellence for which the Paarl winery has become renowned. As Champion Chenin Blanc at the 2014 SA Young Wine Show (the oldest wine competition in South Africa), it follows in the footsteps of its predecessors, earning Boland Cellar the prize for the sixth time and retaining its title as the most awarded cellar in the category. It also scooped the coveted General Smuts Trophy for overall SA Champion Young Wine – the highest honour to be bestowed upon a young wine (it is the first Chenin to receive the sought-after award since its inauguration in 1952). “The Paarl region produces some of the best Chenin Blanc wines in South Africa, and after meticulous viticulture practices and hard work in our vineyard we are seeing the results in the cellar,” says Winemaker Bernard Smuts. “The Boland Cellar team is very proud to have won the General Smuts Trophy for the second time in six years, and winning it with a Chenin Blanc for the first time in the competition history makes it very special. Well done team!” he adds. This elegant Chenin Blanc is the deserved flagship white cultivar in Boland Cellar’s portfolio. The wine shows an exceptional expression of the variety, with the perfect balance between prominent litchi and deep guava flavours on the palate. Its award-worthy quality is the result of a combination of Loire-style winemaking, extended fermentation and longer lees contact. A great summer sip, it pairs well with seafood, chicken or a light salad. It is available from Boland Cellar for R59.50 per bottle. For more information visit www.bolandkelder.co.za.

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 Irish sports tourism specialist and wine connoisseur Edwin Doran and his long-time friend, Constantia wine route pioneer Andre Badenhorst, have joined forces in what they refer to as “two old buggers having fun”. But the new venture, 15 km from Wellington and 40 km from Riebeek Kasteel, is by no means a whimsical escapade. 

The new cellar, which was created out of the former milking shed on the farm, now holds the estateproduced Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Mourvèdre, Chenin Blanc and Rosé in varioussized barrels. Doran Vineyards’ recently released Rosie D captures summer perfectly, with freshly cut strawberry and raspberry aromas carried by flavours of rose water and candyfloss. The grapes were picked at 21 Balling, cooled overnight to 5˚C, de-stemmed and crushed the next morning, and left for two hours of skin contact resulting in the wine’s tickled pink colour. This was followed by a delicate press cycle to ensure optimum freshness. The wine was fermented at 11˚C, resulting in slow even fermentation over 20 days, respecting the fruit and freshness and securing it into the bottle. The cellar door price of the wine is R59.00. For more information visit www.doranvineyards.co.za. 34


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he premium Fleur du Cap unfiltered wines range has stepped out with a stylish, refreshed look, making its debut with the new 2014 Sauvignon Blanc vintage. Capturing the essence of Fleur du Cap with contemporary simplicity, the new label features a gold emblazoned cartouche that depicts the rich biodiversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom. Table Mountain and a carpet of vineyards are framed by an intricate tableau of birds, flowers, monkeys and insects. Even Bacchus, the god of wine, makes an appearance in this Garden of Eden. The new-look range is inspired by nature and harkens back to more traditional, hands-on winemaking practices. The Fleur du Cap winemaking team manages to unlock the natural style inherent in the best grapes from select parcels of vines grown in a diverse range of vineyard sites, terroirs and micro-climates throughout the Western Cape. The recently released Unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc 2014 is a true expression of its Darling and Elgin origins, with a mélange of fig leaf, classic gooseberry, asparagus and delicate tropical fruit aromas. "The palate of this wine is rich and full-bodied, with multiple layers herbaceous and tropical fruit flavours. It makes an absolutely divine pairing with tangy Thai dishes or fish garnished with lemon," says Pieter Badenhorst, who is responsible for Fleur du Cap white wines and works closely with cellarmaster Andrea Freeborough and viticulturist Bennie Liebenberg at Die Bergkelder, the famous “cellar in the mountain” in Stellenbosch. The Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc 2014 is available at select fine dining restaurants, boutique wine stores and at the Fleur du Cap cellar door at Die Bergkelder from around R100 per bottle. For more information visit www.fleurducap.co.za. 36


Shumbalala Game Lodge - An African Dream In the vast wilderness of South Africa’s hot northern plains, adjacent to the famous Kruger National Park, deep within an ancient tapestry of natural wonder, you will chance upon SHUMBALALA GAME LODGE. From your early morning game drive or bush walk in the Big 5 Thornybush Game Reserve to lazy afternoons at the pool and a sunset safari, tales of the day are told in the wine cellar as you prepare for a sumptuous dinner fireside al fresco or candle-lit indoors. Choose from four luxury suites or the Presidential Suite, all of which have private viewing decks and picture window bathrooms. Wake up knowing that each day will allow for the adventure and peace of Africa to enter your soul – in a place where the lion sleeps. Reservations: Tel: +27 (0)11 253 6500 • Fax: +27 (0)11 803 7350 • sales@thornybush.co.za

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tellenbosch wine farm Kleine Zalze is renowned for its award-winning wines of distinctly South African character. With their classical composition and complimentary relationship with food, Kleine Zalze wines ensure a refreshing experience reminiscent of the Stellenbosch countryside. The Kleine Zalze winemaking philosophy is underpinned by a three-pronged strategy of nurturing and developing all the components involved in the process: the vineyards, the cellar and the people. The Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection wines are made to be more accessible and fruit driven. They represent good value, reflecting the estate’s motto: "We make wine for people to enjoy.” The Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2014 offers wonderful tropical, green fig, melon and asparagus flavours. The wine is full of typical cultivar flavours on 38

the nose, and ends with a clean, fresh, well-structured aftertaste. The complexity and pH of the wine are indicative of a good maturing potential after bottling. The well-balanced acidity gives the wine a crisp, optimum ripe finish. The Cellar Selection Chenin Blanc 2014 shows strong litchi, citrus and guava aromas on the nose, with ripe pineapple and peach flavours following through on the palate. These are complemented by a long, clean, crisp aftertaste. This fresh and fruity style of Chenin Blanc will develop well through bottle ageing. The range’s Gamay Noir Rosé 2014 shows a pale salmonhued colour, which points towards the deep, bright, vibrant colour of the grapes. Soft tannins were extracted due to a low amount of grape tannin in the skins. The crisp, dry fruit and creamy palate end as a clean, light and easy-drinking wine. For more information visit www.kleinezalze.co.za.


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omond Wine Estate in Gansbaai has recently added another award-winning wine to its highly acclaimed portfolio. The 2013 Shiraz, Mourvèdre, Viognier (SMV) is the estate’s first red blend, and showcases the uniqueness of the Cape Agulhas appellation. Produced from selected vineyard blocks on the farm, the wine was vinified as naturally as possible by winemaker Kobus Gerber. The Lomond maiden vintage SMV 2013 offers an abundance of dark fruit, floral nuances and sweet spice. “The very rich and bold pepper flavours combined with the silky tannins make this wine a wonderful pairing for a slow-roasted venison casserole, fillet or traditional South African bobotie," says Gerber. The maiden vintage SMV 2013 also recently achieved a coveted Double Gold medal at the 2014 Veritas Awards. “We are ecstatic that the first red blend made at Lomond achieved such high honours. Our whole team pulled together to create this special wine,” says Lomond shareholder and viticulturist Wayne Gabb. 
 Situated in the Uilkraal River Valley, Lomond is one of only a handful of wine farms within the Cape Agulhas appellation of origin. Gabb and Gerber have managed to bring true terroirstyled wines to the market. Focusing on mainly Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah, they have recently expanded the range to showcase even more of their unique surroundings. According to the Lomond team, the SMV completes the circle of hard work and endurance they have put into the estate. Their efforts have created highly awarded wines throughout the entire range while still respecting the land on which they farm. Each section of Lomond land planted under vine has been carefully chosen for its exceptional natural properties, from its geological foundations and mesoclimatic conditions to its surrounding flora and fauna. Lomond is a member of both the Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy and the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative (BWI), which rewards producers for sustainable winegrowing practices. The wine is priced at around R115 per bottle and is available at leading wine retailers countrywide. For more information visit www.lomond.co.za. 40


“Every year we celebrate with our graduates as they complete their training and establish this milestone in their careers,” says SA Chefs Academy owner Paul Hartmann, a renowned international chef in his own right. “For us at the Academy, this year is however especially significant. We are proud of the contribution we have been able to make to the industry over the past decade.” The new branding that will be rolled out across the organisation takes its lead from the re-invented logo.The new logo incorporates creativity and professionalism among its design themes along with the green hue signifying growth and prosperity. “When we launched the school in 2004, our vision was to create a world-class training facility, built on our own personal experiences, to equip students to be the best in their chosen fields. Looking back now, I think we can safely say we are achieving our goal.” Past students of the SA Chefs Academy have achieved a variety of positions and recognition. Among them are: • Food Editor, House and Leisure magazine: Raphaella Frame-Tolmie • Head Chef, Test Kitchen restaurant: Ivor Jones • Executive Chef, Cavalli Estate: Henrico Grobbelaar • Owner, The Creamery: Kate Schrire • Owner, Woodstock Bakery: Paul Cremer • Owner, Gusto Cafeteria: Melisa Clayton • Owner, The Lucky Baker (Pretoria): Pauli Coetzee In addition, the Academy’s first development student, Elias Kafi, is employed at the five-star Table Bay Hotel. In 2014 the Academy will take on four new development students. In terms of student achievements this year alone, these include: • Lauran Case and Josh Wiid, winners in the One&Only Reaching for Young Stars competition; • Kirsten Helleman winning the Unilever Junior Chef competition and representing SA on the National Culinary Team; and • Sven Adams taking third place in the Unilever Chef of the Year (senior category). Hartmann says these highlights, as well as the day-to-day performance of former students, contributes to the overall image of the SA Chefs Academy. “This year has seen a marked increase in block release students, which shows the faith that the industry puts in us. We are excited about the prospect of training chefs that have a huge passion for and commitment to the industry. This is very important to us and we hope to continue to work closely with hotels and restuarants at this level.” The reputation of the SA Chefs Academy has also attracted significant partnerships with leading companies, including Bosch, Patleys, Rialto, Ecolab, Tydstroom, Nulaid, Kerry (formerly Orley Products) and Olive Pride. The SA Chefs Academy incorporates a catering division and offers courses including: 1. Full time Diploma in Culinary Arts and Pastry through City and Guilds International 2. Block Release Courses (Aimed at industry chefs that wish to gain a formal qualification) 3. Certificate in Culinary Arts 4. Diploma in Food Preparation and Culinary Arts 5. Diploma in Pastry The SA Chefs Academy is based in Black River Park, Fir Street, Observatory, Cape Town where it trains professional chefs for the industry, including hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, food product developers and food stylists. For more information contact the South African Chefs Academy on (27) (21) 447 3168 or visit www.sachefsacademy.com. Follow the organisation on Twitter (@SAChefs) or find it on Facebook.


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Classes take approximately three hours and are presented in the state-of-the-art kitchen. Each session can accommodate 22 enthusiasts at individual cooking stations, each with his or her own stove and utensils. The chef’s every move can be followed on big screen television sets, while printed recipes will serve as guidance on the day and be available to take home for further practice. After a busy cooking session, students are able to relax and indulge in their own creations, all beautifully paired with Leopard’s Leap wines selected by Cellar Master Eugene van Zyl. Upcoming course themes include Seamless Sushi on 6 and 21 January, and Brilliant Birds on 3 and 18 February. Reservations are essential and should be made by calling +27 (0) 21 876 8002 or emailing cooking@leopardsleap.co.za at least a week in advance.


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he extraordinary life of heiress Pat Cavendish O’Neill took a turn for the unexpected when she moved from Kenya to settle on a Cape farm in 1968. Here she found a new channel for her remarkable gift with animals: she became one of South Africa’s first female racehorse trainers. As always, Cavendish O’Neill and her famous mother attracted a colourful international audience into their extremely lavish lifestyle, and the two women would regularly fly to Australia to bid on some of the world’s finest fillies and colts. Cavendish O’Neill’s first book, A Lion in the Bedroom, described how, after a life of flitting around the world from bases in the South of France and the Bahamas, she found her place in the world in Kenya when she was given a lion cub to raise. In the Rift Valley a pet gazelle accompanied her lioness on glamorous safaris, and in South Africa the pampered racehorses of Broadlands shared their space with a menagerie of equally loved baboons, vervet monkeys, various farm animals saved from their fate, cats, parrots and – at one point 35 dogs. But a rescued chimpanzee named Kalu found her way deepest into Cavendish O’Neill’s heart. A Chimpanzee in the Wine Cellar is rich in anecdotes that will make you laugh and cry. Now in her late eighties, O’Neill leads a very different life from the enormous wealth into which she was born, yet she still remains true to her first love: animals. For more information visit www.jonathanball.co.za

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Designed with chic and contemporary interiors, all 21 rooms and suites are styled for comfort, luxury and exclusivity. The hotel boasts a sophisticated fine dining restaurant, spa facilities with a full range of therapeutic treatments, a fully equipped gym, a roof-top cocktail deck offering possible sightings of whales breaching or dolphins surfing the waves, a heated rim flow pool, business facilities and wi-fi connectivity throughout. Nothing is left to chance and all needs are anticipated and catered for with impeccable service.

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Vibrant indigenous flora and vivid exotic plant life create a serene ambience at The Last Word Constantia, which is a mere 25-minute drive from Cape Town. Situated in the Cape’s oldest and most beautiful wine valley, The Last Word Constantia is close to seven of South Africa’s top wine estates and many internationally celebrated restaurants. The five-star intimate hotel is in an exclusive area just one minute’s drive from the chic Constantia Mall’s fashionable shops and restaurants. An easy approach to freeways gives guests superb access to all the Cape’s scenic delights, from Simonstown and the False Bay beaches to the City Centre, Waterfront and beyond.

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The Strand Tower hotel offers guests 242 rooms in Standard, Superior, Executive and Deluxe styles. The hotel offers a range of features and facilities to ensure that guests have everything they need at their fingertips. The divine pool deck overlooks Strand and Loop Streets, and is an oasis-like location for a late afternoon dip after a long day of sightseeing. There is also a restaurant, a gym, sauna and steam room overlooking Table Mountain and the city centre on the 17th and 18th floors respectively, a newly renovated bar and lounge, an Executive Lounge, conferencing facilities for up to 200 people, 24-hour reception, porterage, a concierge and a coffee shop. The Strand Tower Hotel has everything you need for your stay in Cape Town, whether you are visiting for business or pleasure! • Call: +27 (0)21 431 7500 • E-mail: reservations@leisurehotels.co.za • Website: www.strandtowerhotel.co.za

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De Zeekoe Guest Farm

Conveniently situated on the longest wine route in South Africa, namely Cape Route 62, De Zeekoe’s unique charm attracts guests of a different kind. People from all walks of life visit this stylish African farm in search of a unique experience. De Zeekoe is an owner managed farm of 2000 hectares only 8 km from Oudtshoorn, in the Klein Karoo and situated on the longest wine route - R 62. De Zeakoe is a working farm with ostriches, springbuck,Bonsmara cows and Lusern (alfalfa). It boasts stunning views of the mountains and riverbed (Olifant’s River), and offers a chance to see over 162 species of birds. De Zeakoe is located in part of the 17 hotspots of the world, with overlapping flower zones. It offers 16 stylish rooms and 4 rustic log cabins situated on the water’s edge.

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Hermanus’s superbly positioned Quarters Hotel overlooks the village’s historic harbour, boasting

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spectacular views from its eighteen spacious rooms. In true “Quarters” style, the hotel offers an understated elegance and eclectic ambience. Business and conference situated close to popular shops and boutiques, restaurants, and a wellness centre. Golfing, whale-watching and hiking are all on offer in the area.

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Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel and Spa Situated in the historic heart of the bustling business district of Cape Town, the Three Cities Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel offers a home away from home with its 90 self-catering apartments.

If you are looking for a hotel that embraces history and a philosophy of “Ubuntu” then the Three Cities Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel & Spa offers all of this and more. With 90 self catering apartments situated in the historic heart of the city of Cape Town, the Three Cities Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel is a real home away from home. Choose from fully equipped studio, one or two bedroom luxury apartments giving the choice of dining in - a cosy option for busy travelers - or dine out for a tasty experience. Doppio Zero on the ground floor offers fresh and authentic Italian fare while Motherland Coffee with their fair-trade principles is perfect for that quick snack before heading out to enjoy the sights of the City. Close to all amenities, museums, gardens and exciting innovative shops the friendly, knowledgeable staff bring the warmth that reflects the main namesake of the property.

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Grande Roche Hotel is a spectacular five-star boutique hotel situated on a historic wine farm nestled at the foot of the magnificent Paarl Rock Mountain.

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A proud member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the Grande Roche Hotel is a place where history is combined with modern day comforts such as complimentary Wi-Fi Internet, air-conditioning and heated flooring and towel rails;

the vineyards. With 28 unique, individually named suites, the experience is as personal as each guest and recounts a history of days gone by. Award-winning Bosman’s restaurant offers the finest culinary experience with 425 varieties of wines available from its private cellar. At the Grande Roche Hotel every reservation is the promise of a treat.

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The meaning of Tintswalo is the intangible feeling of love, gratitude and peace that you bestow upon someone who has given you a meaningful and worthy gift. Tintswalo Lodges offer the ultimate Cape, City and Safari experience by combining pure opulence with welcoming five-star accommodation, dining, conference and event facilities. At any of the four lodges, guests are provided with first-class service complimented by awe-inspiring views and opulent luxury. The properties include Tintswalo Atlantic at the base of Chapman’s Peak, Tintswalo Safari Lodge and Manor House situated within the Manyeleti Reserve near the Kruger National Park and Tintswalo At Waterfall, a boutique hotel in Kyalami, Johannesburg. Each lodge boasts unique attributes which enhance visitors’ experience, from the sensibly selected decor to the delectably crafted meals by on-site executive chefs.

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Shumbalala rests on one of the country’s great tracts of game land. Set in a dry, singeing savanna quartered by easterly-flowing rivers, the land is an ancient tapestry of natural wonder. The reserve is blessed with an abundance of species, including 147 mammals (including the Big 5) and 507 bird species. Qualified rangers conduct relaxed but informative morning and evening game drives and bush walks. Leisurely game viewing can also be enjoyed from the game viewing decks that overlook a water hole frequented by game. Accommodation is available in superior and presidential suites. The lodge offers a splendid high tea and a five-course gourmet dinner.

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Shumbalala Game Lodge is an internationally renowned five-star private bush lodge in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve next to the Kruger National Park.

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Casa Do Sol Hotel & Resort

A delightful Mpumalanga accommodation offering situated in an eden of tranquil pools, deeply shaded glades and lush flower gardens just next to The Elephant Sanctuary in Hazyview. Casa Do Sol comprises four different types of accommodation - casas, villas, twin and double suites and a Casa Grande complete with private jacuzzi. All rooms cater for double occupancies and have bathrooms en-suite. While the casas lead out to the lush flower gardens, the villas offer private gardens or terraces. The twin and double suites each boast an entrance hall, spacious sitting room, luxury bathrooms with separate shower and toilet and private patios with breathtaking views of the valley. The Casa Grande includes a large sitting room that opens onto a portico patio with a jacuzzi, sauna and private pool in an enclosed garden. On the upper level is a double bedroom with his and hers bathrooms. Casa do Sol is the perfect venue for a variety of events. The attentive and professional banqueting team that oversees the conference facility will guarantee that each event undertaken at the luxury hotel is a superb experience.

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Boasting 27 major species of game, Madikwe is the fourth largest game reserve in the country. The perfect South African luxury safari holiday destination, Tau Game Lodge offers both Big Five and bird-watching safaris. Overlooking a vast natural waterhole, it offers an idyllic wedding as well as conference venue. Adults can indulge in a range of decadent treatments at the Tau Spa while children enjoy the myriad of kiddies’ activities available.

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Set on 11,000 hectares, Gondwana is the only authentic free-roaming Big Five game reserve in the Western Cape. Gondwana’s spectacular landscape, along with its picturesque mountain backdrop, teams with game including eland, kudu, red hartebeest and gemsbok as well as cheetah, hippo and bontebok, amongst others. Numerous activities are on offer, including game drives in open Land Rovers, Africology spa treatments and a Junior Ranger Experience for children, as well as horseback safaris, mountain biking and fishing in the reserve’s 1000 hectares of protected area. Five-star, fully-inclusive accommodation is provided for couples in deluxe stand-alone lodge bedrooms and for families or groups in private bush villas, all with awe-inspiring views.

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Thornybush Nature Reserve is located a mere twenty minute drive from Hoedspruit Airport, which is served twice daily from Johannesburg and three times a week via direct jet service from Cape Town. The reserve also boasts its own tarred runway served daily from Johannesburg by Federal Air Charters. Thornybush Private Nature Reserve spans nearly 50 000 acres and plays host to an abundance of game, including the popular Big Five. Accommodation offerings consist of five eight-bed and one sixteen-bed luxury lodges, an eight-tent bush camp and two five star twenty-suite lodges - Thornybush Game Lodge and Thornybush Waterside Lodge. The lodges, some fifteen minutes’ drive apart within the reserve, provide an ideal opportunity to accommodate conferences, weddings, special event launches and the like. Both Thornybush Game Lodge and Thornybush Waterside Lodge have extensive conferencing facilities and up to 140 delegates/guests can be accommodated.

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The Thornybush Collection was born with the original purchase of five star Thornybush Game Lodge in the late nineties. The Group now boasts a collection of nine four and five star game lodges, eight of which are located in the game-rich Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, with the last, five star Simbambili Lodge, located in the north eastern Sabi Sands.

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Zambezi Queen

There are few natural wonders as synonymous with Africa’s raw wilderness as the great Chobe River. These waters divide Namibia’s Caprivi Strip from Botswana’s Chobe National Park, and the exotic banks boast one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent. Teeming with life, this National Park sprawls across some 11 000 m of lush African bush, and is home to the largest populace of elephants in the world – currently estimated at roughly 120 000. It is on this great expanse of untamed water that an adventure unlike any other awaits. Why join the crowds on land-based game drives when you can experience the thrill of it all from your own private suite aboard a luxury 45 meter boat? The Zambezi Queen is all about pampering, indulgence and superior comfort. Whether you are dining on the third level restaurant watching the animals gather at the water at dusk, game viewing from one of the private boats or attempting to land your first tiger fish, the professional Zambezi Queen team will be on hand to meet your every need.

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Accommodation is available in 30 lavishly adorned junior and three themed master suites. Special extras include the likes of in-room massage, a bath and pillow menu, 24hour cappuccino and latte service and mini bars stocked to guests’ preference. The hotel’s fine dining restaurant, Saskia, offers traditional favourites with a modern gourmet twist. Terrace lunches and private dining in separate dedicated areas are also available. A coffee bar completes the unique offering. Four conference rooms, each with smaller break-away areas, cater for up to 200 guests. The facility is equipped with state-ofthe-art technology and is ideal for company launches, workshops, dinners and other corporate events. Specially designed conferencing gifts and menus complete the bespoke experience.

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Fusion Boutique Hotel in Polokwane, the buzzing capital of South Africa’s Limpopo Province, offers a fivestar experience where art, cuisine and comfort merge in a unique sensory feast.

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Kloppenheim Country Estate

Kloppenheim Country Estate is the ideal country retreat for business and leisure in the heart of the Highlands Meander, near Machadodorp and Dullstroom and just 2 hours from OR Tambo International Airport. Kloppenheim offers the discerning visitor a range of accommodation options, from 14 twin lakeside suites, 20 gorgeous twin estate rooms and 10 elegant 2 bedroomed self-contained lodges, each beautifully appointed room has a magnificent view of the rolling hills. There are 3 stylish conference rooms, a large theatre for events, dining room, private dining room, breakfast terrace, colonial style lounge, library, pub and restaurant, and a wellness centre. The energetic can enjoy 6 trout dams, hiking trails, archery and swimming. Kloppenheim will spoil you with culinary delights from sumptuous breakfasts served in the enclosed terrace to fourcourse dinners served in The Three Twigs, 60 seater dining room – or private function room for something more intimate. Light meals are available in the Teddy and Tankard pub.

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Kloppenheim Country Estate is situated near Machadodorp in Mpumalanga, South Africa and is approximately 250km from Johannesburg. It is off the N4 en route to Nelspruit and the Kruger National Park.


The central location of the luxurious guest villa (with George, Oudtshoorn, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay only minutes away) makes it the perfect base for a full Garden Route exploration. Transfers to and from George airport (a mere 15 minutes away) are also on offer for further convenience. The villa boasts six spacious double en-suite suites, with all but two facing the sea. There are two on-site dining rooms, both of which offer great sea views. Numerous top class à la carte restaurants within walking distance or that deliver to the villa door. Should guests wish to venture beyond the luxurious villa and its pristine beach, nearby attractions and activities include the indigenous Knysna Forest, whale, dolphin and shark watching, the famous Cango Caves, Addo Elephant Park, ostrich and oyster farms, wine estates, yachting, mountainous hiking trails, bird watching, canoeing, river rafting, abseiling, paragliding, bungee jumping and game viewing.

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The five-star Xanadu Guest Villa is situated on an unspoiled beachfront in Wilderness, the jewel in the crown of South Africa’s famous Garden Route.

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CLICO Boutique Hotel

Clico Boutique Hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg offers five-star accommodation, fine dining and conference facilities in a chic, private garden setting. The small hotel is also utilised as a private villa for corporate clients. Launched in June 2006, the chic five-star boutique hotel and fine dining venue is a welcome haven for business as well as leisure travellers to Johannesburg wishing to be centrally located yet in a tranquil garden setting, with the option of delectable cuisine. Owner Jeanette Schwegman’s passion for local art is reflected at Clico, which is elegantly decorated in the finest silk drapes, soft feather beds, inviting sofas, a convivial fireplace and hues that soothe the senses with private balconies overlooking the garden and pool. Although Clico provides the ideal venue for a getaway, it is also centrally located for easy access to Johannesburg’s major business and shopping centres. All 9 beautifully appointed rooms are en-suite and designed to executive standards, complete with mini-bars, airconditioning, under-carpet heating and heated bathrooms, telephones in the rooms, wireless internet and ADSL lines, fax, scanning and photocopying facilities – as well as 24-hour security.

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Approximately half an hour’s drive from OR Tambo Interntional Airport; 5-minutes from Rosebank Mall and 10 minute walk from Rosebank Gautrain Station.

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• Call: +27 32 94 63 444 • E-mail: info@hotelizulu.com • Website: www.hotelizulu.com

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Set in a sub-tropical forest against a rugged coastline, the luxurious resort offers guests year-round sunshine, which can be soaked up at the pool or on one of the glorious nearby beaches. The property boasts 19 luxurious suites within a contemporary blend of Tuscan architecture, African features and Balinese influences. The different styles of architecture form a convivial mix, and are most often described as “an African heart with an Eastern spirit”. Five luxurious freestanding villas are spread out across the manicured grounds, with each offering two Executive Suites, two Deluxe Suites, a private courtyard and an 8-seater Jacuzzi. Crowning the unique property is Gigi’s Brasserie, which offers a menu of world-class cuisine presented with typical South African infusions. Guests can also opt to dine in the intimacy of their suite, at a table set in the romantic wine cellar or in the heart of the kitchen at the unique Chef ’s Table.

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Nestled on the Zulu Kingdom’s subtropical sugar belt, the boutique retreat radiates understated opulence, revealing a side of Africa little seen by the international traveller.

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Blue Diamond Boutique Hotel

Blue Diamond is an exclusive boutique hotel in Pretoria that offers a hidden world of luxury and pampering beyond the hustle of the city. The hotel features glamorous, gem inspired décor that speaks of immaculate attention to detail. Guest comfort is taken very seriously and every trouble will be taken to ensure an unforgettable stay. The hotel offers twenty suites in three different levels of accommodation: Standard, Luxury and Executive. A wheelchair friendly room is also available. All suites are equipped with electronic laptop safes, mini bars, HD TV with Smart Village Portal that has full HD PVR, tea and coffee stations with filter coffee and a selection of teas and spacious en-suite bathrooms with under floor heating, heated towel rails and separate WC. Guests can enjoy fine dining at the splendid Gemstone restaurant or relax and be pampered at the Blue Diamond Spa. Conference facilities are available and the hotel offers various conference packages. For travellers who like to keep fit there is a fully equipped private gym that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All passages and walkways to public areas in the hotel are spacious enough for wheelchairs and include ramps.

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access Blue Diamond Boutique hotel is 40km to OR Tambo International Airport and is easily accessible from the highway.


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access 40 minutes from Cape Town City Bowl. 30 minutes from the Cape Town International Airport. 10 minutes from Cape Point.

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Conveniently located with the Simonstown road on the one side and “Jagger’s Walk” on the other, the apartments look down upon a tumble of spectacular boulders sheltering charming rock pools home to tiny creatures and inviting splash pools designed by nature, on your doorstep. The white sandy beaches of Fish Hoek are a short walk along the rocky path from the apartments. Stretch your legs and enjoy beautiful seaside walks all the way to historic Simonstown or Kalk Bay. Explore the mountain pathways, kayak in the bay or simply relax on your balcony and share in some of the most spectacular seasonal whale viewing ever. Our luxury 1, 2 and 3 bedroomed apartments all have magnificent sea views, are fully equipped and serviced daily. To make life easier for you we offer scrumptious “breakfast baskets” which are delivered to your door. We offer free wi-fi as well as a concierge service and secure off street parking.

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Surrounded by the sea and mountains of Table Mountain National Park, ‘the View’ offers 7 luxury selfcatering units right at the ocean’s edge all with magnificent panoramic views of False Bay.

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Shindzela Tented Safari Camp

Shindzela is a tented safari camp set within the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park. Positioned on a dry riverbed overlooking a waterhole, Shindzela offers guests an old-fashioned Kruger wildlife safari in an unfenced wilderness environment. The camp is undisturbed by modern distractions such as television and cell phones, and guests are able to immerse themselves fully in the African Wilderness. The eco-friendly establishment makes use of solar lights and gas energy. The Shindzela team prides itself in offering a relaxed and convivial atmosphere - a trademark of genuine South African hospitality.

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Palala Boutique Game Lodge is perfect for private getaways, intimate weddings, corporate strategy meetings and for anyone seeking the adventures of the wild. A mere 3,5 hour drive from Johannesburg and 2,5 hours from Polokwane, the lodge is a haven of sophistication surrounded by striking untouched natural landscape. Unmistakably five-star, Palala offers 37 luxury suites, each equipped with all the modern conveniences one could need, whilst remaining true to its contemporary eclectic African feel. The executive suites are spacious and grand, and offer spectacular views of the Limpopo River. The en-suite bathrooms, with their double showers, oversized spa baths and large windows, coax guests to relax and soak while gazing into the savannah beyond.

• Call: +27 15 295 9212 • E-mail: reservations@palala.co.za • Website: www.palalaboutiquegamelodge.co.za

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Situated in Limpopo, where the Palala and Limpopo rivers meet, Palala is a five star boutique lodge that offers private, intimate and luxurious accommodation in the midst of spectacular African beauty.

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Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

Nestled in the lush suburb of Morningside Manor in Sandton, Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa is recognised as one of the most beautiful, romantic and exclusive hotels in South Africa. The hotel’s 43 opulent suites and Presidential Suite complement its timeless Palladian architecture. The suites are on average 84 m² each, while the Presidential is 240 m², boasting a private entrance, bodyguard bedroom, study and separate lounge and dining room, as well as an upstairs guest and master bedroom. Fairlawns accommodates both local and international corporate and leisure guests, all of whom seem to come to regard it as their private sanctuary when in Johannesburg. The delectable cuisine on offer at the Terrace Restaurant and the pampering treats presented at the Balinese Spa are also available to day visitors. The private Bali-inspired Spa gardens provide a restorative escape for those wanting to disappear for a while. Golfers are never disappointed, as the hotel is in partnership with the nearby Johannesburg Country Club, which offers two world-class courses. The hotel has most recently launched its Private Villa Residence and new Victoria Tea Lounge.

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One of four diverse reserve lodges, Kapama’s Southern Camp offers luxury accommodation, warm hospitality and attentive service in a serene setting fit for even the most discerning nature lover. The five-star lodge boasts a variety of accommodation options catering for all needs. While Standard Suites offer en-suite bathrooms, private patios and standard modern conveniences, Luxury Suites include private lap pools, inside and outside showers, espresso machines and fireplaces. Taking it a step further, Family Suites comprise Luxury Suites with an extra bedroom and bathroom for children. A common thread running through the various options is of course the spectacular surrounding scenery, which can also be enjoyed from the lodge lounge, bar and pool area. Exceptional dining can be enjoyed in the elegant open-sided dining room or the traditional outdoor boma (enclosed outdoor eating area).

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Sweeping across 13, 000 hectares of savannah and riverine forest between the northern Drakensberg Mountains and the Greater Kruger National Park in Limpopo, Kapama Private Game Reserve has distilled the finest safari offerings into an unforgettable African bush experience.

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Kapama Karula

Kapama Private Game Reserve occupies a vast area between the northern Drakensberg Mountains and the Greater Kruger National Park, in the north east of South Africa. It spans 13 000 hectares of magnificent African bushveld, and is teeming with wildlife. The most secluded and prestigious of four luxury lodges on the reserve, Kapama Karula is set on the banks of the perennial Klaserie River. Meaning ‘place of peace’ in the local language, Kapama Karula exudes calmness and depicts the pinnacle of luxury five-star safari accommodation. Five spacious suites are each equipped with a full range of luxury comforts and amenities. For an experience that’s closer to nature and authentically African, Kapama Karula offers guests the opportunity to sleep in one of two traditional Meru tents. While the lodge’s open-plan lounge and bar are spacious yet cosy, the African sunshine can really be enjoyed on the outside wooden deck, with views over the meandering river. A new addition to the lodge, the multipurpose library is equipped with audiovisual equipment.

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As the oldest general aviation company in South Africa, NAC not only comply to strict safety and operational regulations from the SA Civil Aviation Authority, but NAC has also passed various international audits, with approvals from not only the mining and resource sector, but also corporate institutions worldwide. Over and above our top standing with these regulatory bodies, NAC is also the only ISO9001:2008 general aviation company in South Africa.

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Contact our experienced Charter Sales team to package your next African adventure.

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Our extensive fleet of charter aircraft (average aircraft age 5 years) caters for any requirement – from lodge transfers to overborder flights into Africa. Our turboprop charter aircraft fleet consists of the Pilatus PC12; Cessna Grand Caravan; King Air 90, 200, 350; Embraer 120 and Beechcraft 1900C and D. Our jet fleet includes the Premier 1; Embraer Phenom 300, LearJet 45XR, 60; Hawker 800XP, 1000, 4000 and a Challenger 300.


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Peermont Hotels

Peermont Hotels, Casinos and Resorts is a hospitality and gaming company that operates in South Africa and Botswana. Peermont Hotels, Casinos and Resorts is a hospitality and gaming company that operates in South Africa and Botswana. Peermont has an excellent track record in the design, development, management, ownership and operation of multi-faceted integrated resorts, including hotels, casinos, convention centres, retail centres, health spas, restaurants, bars and other sport and entertainment facilities.

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The Three Cities Group was formed in 1988 as a hospitality group offering specialized services in the tourism industry.

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The Three Cities Group offers specialized services in the tourism industry, managing and marketing over 30 quality tourism and leisure properties with a strong network of sales and marketing specialists working out of Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and London. The group’s distinctively unique portfolio of properties includes city hotels, resorts, exceptional safaris and three campuses of The International Hotel School.

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Bidvest Premier Lounges

Premier Lounge is the business lounge service of choice for high-end business and leisure travelers across South Africa.

Avoid the crowds, make a phone call in peace, surf the net, use business facilities or just relax with a drink and a snack. There are smoking and non-smoking rooms to suit your style. You can find a Premier Lounge in every local and international departure terminal of all major South African airports. The lounges are open daily from one hour prior to the first flight leaving to 30 minutes after the last flight has left from O R Tambo, Cape Town, King Shaka, George, East London and Port Elizabeth airports.

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Chef Rueben Riffel’s passion for creating fine yet uncomplicated cuisine is celebrated at his top yet laid-back restaurant in Franschhoek.

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Reuben’s restaurant and bar combines all the ingredients for the perfect get together.


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The Blue Train

For more than 60 years, The Blue Train has enjoyed an international reputation as one of the world’s unsurpassed travelling experiences. In 2010 alone, The Blue Train won the coveted accolade of “Africa’s Leading Luxury Train” at The World Travel Awards, and was voted “Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Favourite Specialist Train.” The routes of The Blue Train – both scheduled and chartered – take guests through some of the most breathtaking countryside to be found anywhere in the world. Routes include Cape Town/Pretoria; Pretoria/ Durban and Pretoria/Pilanesberg.

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Indigo Helicopters offers helicopter pilot training (CAA/0348) by PPL and CPL instructors, hour building towards a commercial license and conversions and type ratings at a CAA approved training facility.

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It also offers aerial game viewing and management opportunities as well as flights to celebrate special occasions. Their

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Helicopters is situated in Onverwacht and offer lodge-style accommodation.

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Alert HeliTrack service provides air support to assist in tracing the perpetrators of rhino poaching and farm attacks. Indigo


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Dutch East Restaurant

The Dutch East restaurant in Franschhoek believes in the values of simplicity and preserving the integrity of the main ingredient of a dish. At Dutch East, fresh is best and the freshest available ingredients are sourced each day. Head Chef Pasch du Plooy is a leading figure in the culinary world of the Cape Winelands, pioneering the way with his exciting mix of local Dutch and Eastern cuisine.

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All Suite on 14TH in Fairlands provides a welcome haven to both business and leisure guests. Situated just off the NI’s 14th Avenue off-ramp, adjacent to the MTN head office and at the foot of Northcliff’s rocky outcrops, it provides an excellent alternative for Johannesburg conferences and accommodation. This All-Suite Hotel is all about having a relaxed experience. Expect the four-star quality and professionalism one would at a city hotel, but with the personalised touches and attention to detail synonymous with a boutique establishment. The spacious Fairlands accommodation, WINT ER simple dining and beautifully SPECI manicured lawns, along with ALS AVAIL attentive staff and handsABLE on management, ensure an outstanding conference, function, dining experience or stay over. Villas are self-catering and fully equipped for long stays. See our website for conference packages to suit any taste or budget.

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Location: 1 Sidbury Farm, Sidbury, Makana District, Port Elizabeth Tel: +2742 203 1400 E-mail: reservations@kwantu.co.za Web: www.kwantu.co.za

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Kuzuko Lodge Location: Olivenfontein Farm, Kommadagga, Addo Elephant National Park Tel: 0800 468 357 or +2711 806 6888 E-mail: hotels@legacyhotels.co.za Web: www.legacyhotels.co.za

Tenahead Mountain Lodge & Spa Location: Naudes Nek Pass, Rhodes Tel: +2745 971 8901 E-mail: reservations@riverhotels.co.za Web: www.riverhotels.co.za/tenahead

Blue Lagoon Hotel & Conference Centre Location: Blue Bend Place, Beacon Bay, East London Tel: +2743 748 4821 E-mail: reservations@bluelagoonhotel.co.za Web: www.bluelagoonhotel.co.za

Mpekweni Beach Resort Location: R72 Coastal Rd, Between Port Alfred and East London Tel: +2740 676 1026 E-mail: info@mpekweni.co.za Web: www.mpekweni.com

Quarry Lake Inn Location: Quartzite Drive, off Pearce St, The Quarry, EL Tel: +2743 707 5400 E-mail: info@quarrylakeinn.co.za Web: www.quarrylakeinn.co.za

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River Lodge

Location: 8 Frank Road, St Francis Bay Tel: +2742 294 1888 Email: thesands@pehotels.co.za Web: www.thesands.co.za

Location: Kariega Game Reserve, Kenton-on-Sea Tel: +2741 581 2606 E-mail: reservations@kariega.net Web: www.kariega.co.za

Tsala Treetop Lodge

Moya Manzi Beach House

Location: Hunters Estate, Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay Tel: +2744 501 1111 E-mail: res@hunterhotels.com Web: www.hunterhotels.com

Location: Chintsa East. Wild Coast Tel: +2743 704 5119 E-mail: info@pranalodge.co.za Web: www.pranalodge.co.za

Location: Assegaai Bush, Grahamstown Tel: +2746 622 6024 E-mail: reservations@kichaka.co.za Web: www.kichaka.co.za

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Lazy Lizard Guest House Location: 109 Henry Street, Park West, Bloemfontein Tel: +27 51 444 5075 E-mail: info@lizard.co.za Web: www.lizard.co.za

Oranje Guest Farm Location: Fouriesberg Tel: +27 58 223 0412 Email: oranjegh@mweb.co.za Web: www.oranjegasteplaas.co.za

De Oude Kraal Country Estate and Spa Location: 35km South of Bloemfontein Tel: +27 51 5640 733 E-mail: info@deoudekraal.co.za Web: www.deoudekraal.co.za

Wild Horses Mountain Lodge

A Summer Place Boutique Guest House Location: 18 Stegmann St, Universitas, Bloemfontein Tel: +27 51 522 2412 E-mail: info@thesummerplace.co.za Web: www.thesummerplace.co.za

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Location: Amanzi Amakhulu Estate, Sterkfontein Dam Harrismith Tel: +27 58 622 7000 E-mail: hawkinsgroup@telkomsa.net Web: www.wildhorses.co.za


Lekoa Game Lodge

Corporate Boutique Hotel

Location: Wolfenfontein Farm, Villiers, Helibron Tel: +27 58 821 0601 E-mail: riette@lekoalodge.com Web: www.lekoalodge.com

De Stijl Gariep Hotel

Hobbit Boutique Hotel

Location: 2 Aasvoel St, Gariep Dam Tel: +27 51 754 0060 Email: info@destijl.co.za Web: www.destijl.co.za

San Rock Guest House

Location: Frans Kleynhans Drive, Groenvlei Tel: +27 51 436 8471 E-mail: info@emoya.co.za Web: www.emoya.co.za

Location: Clarens Tel: +27 83 292 3371 E-mail: janetjam@netactive.co.za Web: www.sanrock-guesthouse.com

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Emoya Hotel & Spa

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Location: 19 President Steyn Avenue, Brandwag Bloemfontein Tel: +27 51 447 0663 E-mail: info@hobbit.co.za Web: www.hobbit.co.za

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Location: C/O Third Ave & Brill St, Westdene Bloemfontein Tel: + 27 51 406 0900 E-mail: info@cbhc.co.za Web: www.cbhc.co.za

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Location: Cnr Union Ave & Main Rd, Kliptown, Soweto Tel: +27 21 794 9050 E-mail: reservations@sowetohotel.co.za Web: www.sowetohotel.co.za

Gauteng

National Airways Corporation Head Office: Lanseria, Johannesburg Tel: +2782 891-4639 (24 hours) Tel: +2711 267-5427 (Office hours) E-mail: charter@nac.co.za Web: www.nac.co.za

The Westcliff Hotel Location: 67 Jan Smuts Avenue, Westcliff, Johannesburg Tel: +27 11 481 6000 E-mail: reservations@westcliff.co.za Web: www.westcliff.co.za

Shumba Valley Lodge

Villa Sterne Boutique Hotel

Location: Malibongwe Drive Extension, Lanseria West Rand Tel: +27 11 790 8000 E-mail: shumbavalley@shumbavalley.co.za Web: www.shumbavalley.co.za

Location: 212 Johann Rissik Drive, Waterkloof Ridge Tel: +27 12 346 2255 E-mail: vsterne@global.co.za Web: www.villasterne.com

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Idwala Guest House

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

Location: 13 Garrick Rd, Darrenwood, Johannesburg Tel: +27 11 888 1437 E-mail: info@idwala.com Web: www.idwala.com

The Michelangelo Hotel

Goodnight Lodge

Location: 153 West St, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton Tel: +27 11 806 6888 E-mail: michelangelo@legacyhotels.com Web: www.michelangelo.co.za

De Hoek Country Hotel

Tintswalo at Waterfall Location: Kyalami, Johannesburg Tel: +27 (0) 11 234 2456 E-mail: res1@tintswalo.com / res2@tintswalo.com Web: www.tintswalo.com

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Location: Plot 7, Zeekoehoek, Magaliesburg Tel: +27 14 577 9600 E-mail: reservations@dehoek.com Web: www.dehoek.com

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Location: 13 Arterial Road, West Oriel, Bedfordview Tel: +27 11 615 8363 E-mail: res@goodnight.co.za Web: www.goodnight.co.za

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Location: Morningside Manor, Sandton, Johannesburg Tel: +27 11 804 2540/1/2 E-mail: reservations@fairlawns.co.za Web: www.fairlawns.co.za

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The Oyster Box Hotel

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Location: 2 Lighthouse Rd, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban Tel: : +27 21 794 9050 E-mail: info@oysterbox.co.za Web: www.oysterbox.co.za

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Hilton Durban Hotel Location: 12–14 Walnut Rd, Durban Central Tel: +27 31 336 8100 E-mail: Web: www.hilton.com/durban

Karkloof Safari Spa Location: 24km from Pietermaritzburg Tel: +27 33 569 1321 E-mail: reservations@karkloofsafarispa.com Web: www.karkloofsafarispa.com

Ammazulu African Palace Location: 20 Windsor Road, Kloof, Durban Tel: +27 31 764 8000 E-mail: info@ammazulupalace.com Web: www.ammazulupalace.com

The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa Location: Lot 14, Pengaan Farm, Oribi Gorge, South Coast Tel: +27 39 687 4000 E-mail: info@thegorge.co.za Web: www.thegorge.co.za

Upton Hall Boutique Guesthouse Location: 16 Eastbourne Road, Morningside, Durban Tel: +27 31 303 7987 E-mail: info@uptonhall.co.za Web: www.uptonhall.co.za

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The Estuary Country Hotel

Amakhosi Safari Lodge

Location: Old Main Road, Port Edward, South Coast Tel: +27 39 311 2675 E-mail: reservations@estuaryhotel.co.za Web: www.estuaryhotel.co.za

Hotel Izulu

Thanda Game Lodge & Tented Safari Camp

Location: Rey’s Place, Ballito Tel: +27 32 94 63 444 E-mail: info@hotelizulu.com Web: www.hotelizulu.com

The Vineyard on Ballito

Location: Isandlwana, Zululand Tel: +27 34 271 8301 E-mail: www.isandlwana.co.za Web: www.isandlwana.co.za

Location: 1 Ashley Road, Ballito, Dolphin Coast Tel: +27 32 946 1204 E-mail: info@vineyardonballito.co.za Web: www.vineyardonballito.co.za

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Isandlwana Lodge

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Location: Thanda Private Game Reserve, Between Hluhluwe & Mkuze Tel: +27 86 184 2632, E-mail: reservations@thanda.co.za Web: www.thanda.com

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Location: AmaZulu Private Game Reserve, Pongola Northern Zululand Tel: +27 34 414 1157 E-mail: info@amakhosi.com Web: www.amakhosi.com

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Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge

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Location: R522 from Louis Trichardt to Vivo, Louis Trichardt Tel: +27 15 516 0220 E-mail: info@madiathava.com Web: www.mountainfarmlodge.com

Limpopo

Angasii Game Lodge Location: Koedoeskop Road, Northam Tel: +27 14 784 0497 E-mail: info@angasii.co.za Web: www.angasii.co.za

Makalali Private Game Lodge Location: Harmony Block, Gravelott Road, Hoedspruit Tel: +27 15 793 9300 E-mail: reservations@aha.travel Web: www.makalali.co.za

Bivack Game Lodge Location: Alldays Tel: +27 12 343 0115 E-mail: reservations@bivack.com Web: www.bivack.com

Mopane Bush Lodge Location: R572 Musina Pontdrif Road, Mapungubwe Tel: +27 83 633 0765 E-mail: info@mopanebushlodge.co.za Web: www.mopanebushlodge.co.za

Di-Ella Game Lodge Location: Matjiesfontein, Kopermyn Road, Polokwane Tel: +27 82 808 9205 E-mail: info@diellagamelodge.co.za Web: www.diellagamelodge.co.za

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Kapama Karula

Fusion Boutique Hotel

Kapama Southern Camp

Zebula Golf Estate & Spa

Location: 4 Schoeman St, Polokwane Tel: +27 15 291 4042 E-mail: reservations@fusionhotel.co.za Web: www.fusionboutiquehotel.co.za

Location: Bela Bela Tel: +27 14 734 7700 E-mail: reception@zebula.co.za Web: www.zebula.co.za

Waterberg Convention Centre

Palala Boutique Game Lodge Location: Groblersbrug, Limpopo Tel: +27 15 295 9212 E-mail: reservations@palala.co.za Web: www.palalaboutiquegamelodge.co.za

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Location:Olienhout Street, Nylstroom Tel: +27 14 717 3737 E-mail: admin@nylstene.co.za Web: www.waterbergconventioncentre.co.za

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Location: Kapama Private Game Reserve, 10 minutes’ drive from Eastgate Airport Tel: +27 12 368 0600 E-mail: res@kapama.co.za Web: www.kapama.co.za

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Location: Kapama Private Game Reserve, 10 minutes’ drive from Eastgate Airport Tel: +27 12 368 0600 E-mail: res@kapama.co.za Web: www.kapama.co.za

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Shumbalala Game Lodge

Mpumalanga

Location: 50km (30miles) from Hoedspruit Tel: +27 (0)11 253 6500 E-mail: res@thornybush.co.za Web: www.shumbalala.co.za

Blyde River Canyon Lodge Location:Blyde River Botanical Reserve, Panorama Route Tel: +27 15 795 5305 E-mail: canyon@worldonline.co.za Web: www.blyderivercanyon.co.za

Jock Safari Lodge Location: Halfway between Skukuza & Malelane Kruger Park Tel: +27 41 509 3000 E-mail: reservations@jocksafarilodge.com Web: www.jocksafarilodge.com

Francolin Lodge Location: 4 Du Preez St, Nelspruit Tel: +27 13 744 1251 E-mail: info@francolinlodge.co.za Web: www.francolinlodge.co.za

Shindzela Tented Safari Camp Location: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park Tel: +27 87 943 6442 E-mail: shindzela@mweb.co.za Web: www.shindzela.co.za

Highgrove House Country Hotel Location: 1 Highgrove Avenue, Kiepersol Tel: +27 13 764 1844 E-mail: house@highgrove.co.za Web: www.highgrove.co.za

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Mount Sheba Country Lodge

Kloppenheim Country Estate

Location: Pilgrim’s Rest Tel: +27 13 768 1241 E-mail: shebares@foreversa.co.za Web: www.mountsheba.co.za

Porcupine Ridge Guest House

Tintswalo Safari Lodge

Location: 5 Vanaxe Estate, Hazyview Road, Sabie Tel: +27 (0)82 818-0277 E-mail: stay@porcupineridge.co.za Web: www.porcupineridge.co.za

Walkersons Hotel and Spa

Location: Thornybush Private Game Reserve (near Hoedspruit) Tel: +27 11 253 6500 Email: sales@thornybush.co.za Web: www.thornybushcollection.co.za

Location: Walkersons Private Estate, Dullstroom Tel: +27 13 253 7000 E-mail: reservations@walkersons.co.za Web: www.walkersons.co.za

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The Thornybush Collection

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Location: Manyeleti Reserve, Mpumalanga Province Tel: +27 (0) 11 300 8888 E-mail: res1@tintswalo.com / res2@tintswalo.com Web: www.tintswalo.com

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Location: Dullstroom Tel: +27 13 256 9148 E-mail: info@goodersons.co.za Web: www.goodersonleisure.co.za/kloppenheim/

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Stirling Manor Boutique Guest House

North West

Location: 38 Scott Street, Schoemansville, Hartbeespoort Dam Tel: +27 12 253 2532 E-mail: info@stirling-manor.com Web: www.stirling-manor.com

Kedar Country Hotel Location: R565, Boekenhoutfontein, Phokeng Tel: +27 11 679 2994 E-mail: reservation@kedarcountryhotel.com Web: www.kedarcountryhotel.com

Leopard Lodge Location: R560 Scheerpoort, Kosmos, Hartbeespoort Dam Tel: +27 12 207 1130 E-mail: info@leopardlodge.co.za Web: www.leopardlodge.co.za

Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge Location: Pilanesberg National Park Tel: +27 21 794 9050 E-mail: kwamaritane@legacyhotels.com Web: www.kwamaritane.co.za

Scott’s Manor Guest House Location: 21 Bree Street, Lichtenburg Tel: +27 18 632 0255 E-mail: scottsmanor@intekom.co.za Web: www.scottsmanor.co.za

Boschdal Guesthouse Location: 42 Witstinkhout Avenue, Rustenburg Tel: +27 14 533 3783 E-mail: guest1@boschdal.co.za Web: www.boschdal.co.za

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Thakadu River Camp

Protea Hotel Mafikeng

Location: Madikwe Game Reserve Tel: +27 11 805 9995 E-mail: reservations1@aha.travel Web: www.thakadurivercamp.com

Impodimo Game Lodge

Location: 2Buffalo Ridge, Madikwe Game Reserve Tel: +27 11 805 9995 E-mail: reservations@buffaloridgesafari.com Web: www.buffaloridgesafari.com

Location: Madikwe Game Reserve Tel: +27 18 350 9400 E-mail: reservations@impodimo.com Web: www.impomdimo.com

Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge

Location: Madikwe Game Reserve Tel: +27 11 781 5384 E-mail: reservations@tuningi.co.za Web: www.tuningi.com

Location: Pilanesberg National Park Tel: +27 11 781 1661 E-mail: res@shepherdstree.co.za Web: www.shepherdstree.co.za

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Tuningi Safari Lodge

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Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge

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Location:80 Nelson Mandela Drive, Mafikeng Tel: +27 18 381 0400 E-mail: res2@phmafikeng.co.za Web: www.proteahotels.com/protea-hotel-mafikeng

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The Estate Private Hotel

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Location: 7 Lodge Street, Belgravia, Kimberley Tel: +27 53 83 22 668 Email: kimjo@absamail.co.za Web: www.theestate.co.za

Northern Cape

@Belurana River Manor Location: 2 Brug St, Upington Tel: +27 54 332 4323 E-mail: belurana@mweb.co.za Web: beluranaupington.com

The Kimberley Club Location: 35 Currey Street, CBD, Kimberley Tel: +27 53 832 4224 E-mail: Linda@kimberleyclub.co.za Web: www.kimberleyclub.co.za

Daisy Country Lodge Location: 25 Blesjesfontein, Springbok Tel: +27 27 712 3335/7 E-mail: info@daisylodge.co.za Web: www.daisylodge.co.za

Kuilfontein Stable Cottages Location: Route N1, Colesberg Tel: +27 51 753 1364 E-mail: info@kuilfontein.co.za Web: www.colesbergtourism.co.za

Dundi Lodge

Location: 4 Airport Boulevard, Rooipad, Kakamus Tel: +27 54 451 9200 E-mail: info@dundilodge.co.za Web: www.dundilodge.co.za

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Skitterland Guest House

Mattanu Private Game Reserve

Location:15 Piet Retief St, Sutherland Tel: +27 23 571 1115 E-mail: bookings@skitterland.co.za Web: www.skitterland.co.za

New Holme Karoo Guest Farm

Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve

Location: 20km North of Hanover & 50km South of Colesberg Tel: +27 (0)53 643-0193 E-mail: info@karoogariep.co.za Web: www.karoogariep.co.za

Vergelegen Guest House

Location:The Kimberley Big Hole, Circular Rd, Kimberley Tel: +27 53 802 8200 E-mail: info@phkimberley.com Web: www.proteahotels.com/protea-hotel-kimberley

Location: On N14, 3km before Kakamas, Near Augrabies Falls Tel: +27 54 431 0976 E-mail: vergelegen@electronet.co.za Web: www.augrabiesfalls.co.za

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Protea Hotel Kimberley

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Location: 1Kalahari Desert, Near Kuruman Tel: +27 52 781 9331 E-mail: info@tswalu.com Web: www.tswalu.com

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Location: 3 Boschendal Avenue, Barkley West Tel: +27 83 235 1993 E-mail: info@mattanu.com Web: www.mattanu.com

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Ellerman House Hotel

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Location: 180 Kloof Rd, Bantry Bay Tel: +2721 430 3200 E-mail: info@ellerman.co.za Web: www.ellerman.co.za

Western Cape

Franschhoek Country House & Villas Location: Huguenot Road, Franschhoek Tel: +27 21 876 3386 E-mail: info@fch.co.za Web: www.fch.co.za

Grande Roche Hotel Location: Paarl Tel: +27 21 863 5100 E-mail: reserve@granderoche.co.za Web: www.granderoche.com

Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel and Spa Location: Burg St, Cape Town Tel: +27 21 481 4000 E-mail: resmanager@mandelarhodesplace.co.za Web: www.mandelarhodesplace.co.za

Xanadu Guest Villa Location: Wilderness Beach, Garden Route Tel: +27 44 877 0022 E-mail: stay@xanaduvilla.co.za Web: www.xanaduvilla.co.za

Steenberg Hotel Location: 10802 Steenberg Estate, Tokai Rd, Constantia Tel: +2721 713 2222 E-mail:info@steenberghotel.com Web: www.steenberghotel.com

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Tintswalo Atlantic

African Oceans Manor on the Beach

Location: Chapman’s Peak Drive, Hout Bay, Cape Town Tel: +27 (0) 11 300 8888 E-mail: res1@tintswalo.com / res2@tintswalo.com Web: www.tintswalo.com

The View

Gondwana Private Game Reserve

Location: Sunny Cove, Cape Peninsula, Cape Town Tel: +27 21 782 9357 E-mail: booking@theviewsunnycove.co.za Web: www.theviewsunnycove.co.za

Location: Oudtshoorn, Klein Karro Tel: +2744 272-6112 E-mail: altes.landhaus@pixie.co.za Web: www.alteslandhaus.co.za

Location: 58 Van Reenen St, Robertson Tel: +27 23 626 7200 E-mail: info@therobertsonsmallhotel.com Web: www.therobertsonsmallhotel.com

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Altes Landhaus Country House

The Robertson Small Hotel

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Location: Heuningkip Farm, R327, Mossel Bay Tel: +27 21 424 5430 E-mail: reservations@gondwanagr.co.za Web: www.gondwanagamereserve.com

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Location: 7 Bob Bouwer Crescent, Bayview, Mossel Bay Tel: +27 44 695 1846 E-mail: info@africanoceans.co.za Web: www.africanoceans.co.za

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01 Health sunburn is a potential health hazard

S

ince most of the activities in South Africa happen outdoors, sunburn is a potential health hazard. Cover up and use sun screen lotion whenever you are outside. Malaria risk areas include Northern KZN and Zululand, the Northern Province and Mpumalanga. The risk of contraction in South Africa is minimal when the proper precautions are taken. These include taking malaria tablets, using insect repellent and mosquito coils, and wearing long sleeved clothing. Tap water in most areas is safe to drink, but be sure to double check with your hosts first. One of the biggest health risks in South Africa is HIV and Aids. If you plan to be sexually active during your stay in South Africa, be sure to take necessary precautions. Check out www.redribbon.co.za for more information. Visit www.brillianttan.co.za for a safer way to obtain that holiday tan.

02 Safety • Do not to walk alone at night. • Do not flaunt your possessions when you are out in public. • Only allow clearly uniformed guards and personnel to handle your possessions. • Be aware of what is happening around you. • If anything should happen do not hesitate to phone the police.

03 Travel Options Air

There are several domestic airlines in South Africa, including South African Airways, South African Express, Interlink, Airlink and British Airways. Low-cost carriers include: 1time, Kulula and Mango.

Bus

Greyhound (+27 83 915 9000), InterCape (+27 21 380 4400) and Translux (+27 861 589 282) are the three main bus services in South Africa. All flights and bus tickets can be booked via Computicket at www.computicket.com or by calling +27 83 915 8000.

Trains

For budget trips across the country, Shosholoza Meyl is the best service available. Book online at www.shosholozameyl.co.za and enquiries can be directed to +27 86 000 8888. If you decide to splurge, though, there are three outstanding options. The famous Blue Train (+27 12 334 8459), Rovos Rail (+27 12 315 8242) and Premier Classe (+27 86 000 8888) are luxurious liners with all the bells and whistles.

Cars

Most of the main car rental companies have outlets at the international airports and in major centres. In South Africa, we drive on the left side of the road. The general speed limits are 120 km/h on the freeways, 100 km/h on major roads outside built-up areas and 60 km/h in built-up areas. Foreign members of the Automobile Association (AA) can register as a temporary member in South Africa at any local AA branch. For more information, phone +27 83 843 2222.

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JOHANNESBURG CENTRE

Avis Car Rental

+27 21 934 0330

+27 861 021 111

Budget Rent-a-Car

+27 21 380 3140

+27 11 230 1200

Europcar

+27 21 935 8600

+27 11 394 8831

Hertz Car Hire

+27 21 935 3000

+27 11 390 9700

Tempest Car Hire

+27 21 935 8650

+27 11 578 0160

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05 Useful Numbers Police

10111

Ambulance/Fire

10177

Travel Clinic

+27 21 419 3172 (Cape Town) +27 11 647 3654 (Johannesburg)

Travel Vaccine Helpline

+27 860 160 160

National Info & Safety Line

+27 83 123 2345

Airport Information (ACSA

+27 86 727 7888

Weatherlin

082 162

Time

1026

Enquiries Local numbers

1023 or 10118

Enquiries International no.

10903

Tourist Info

+27 83 123 6789

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A Note for Smokers South Africa became one of the first countries in the world to ban smoking in public places in 2000 when it introduced its Tobacco Products Control Amendment Act. The Act prohibits smoking in restaurants, pubs, shopping centres and offices where there are no separate, enclosed smoking rooms. Smoking in partially enclosed public places such as covered patios, verandas, balconies, walkways and parking areas is also prohibited. Children under the age of 18 are prohibited from entering designated smoking areas and purchasing cigarettes. There are stiff penalties associated with anti-smoking legislation in South Africa, including hefty fines for both the smoker and venue operator. Be aware that smoking is banned on all domestic flights in South Africa. Keep a look out for ‘no smoking’ signs and only smoke in designated smoking areas.

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